E-commerce transaction services company CyberSource Corp. said that e-mail
payment service PayPal selected its Payment Services and
Risk Management Services to handle credit card payments for its growing
PayPal, a service of X.com Corp., allows users to send money
“instantly and securely” to anyone with a U.S. e-mail address. The service
also includes applications for the Palm Pilot, HandSpring Visor and wireless
The service can be used to buy and sell items at online auctions, classified
sites and personal Web sites.
PayPal implemented CyberSource Credit Card Services and the CyberSource
Internet Fraud Screen, part of the CyberSource Internet Commerce Suite.
Financial arrangements were not disclosed.
“As we continue to grow our e-mail payment service exponentially, and to
transform the way people pay, bill and bank, we need a back-end partner that
not only scales with our business, but also helps provide the secure
transactions our customers demand,” said X.com executive vice president Peter
Thiel, co-founder of PayPal.
CyberSource markets an outsourced suite of e-commerce transaction services
available on a fee per transaction “pay as you grow” basis.
X.com was founded in March 1999 by Elon Musk, who previously founded Internet
media company Zip2, which he sold last year to AltaVista, now a division of
Last month, X.com merged with PayPal.com.